March 13, 2023   

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Illuminations Inc. Announces Leadership Appointments and Numerous Promotions


West Chester, PA – Illuminations Inc., a manufacturer’s representative agency serving the Philadelphia, Metro-New York City, Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware markets would like to congratulate Mark Deese, Vice President of Sales, on his retirement after 40 years in the electrical and lighting industry.

Mark started his career with Sylvania Lighting in Pittsburgh and worked his way through the ranks before settling in the Philadelphia area as a District Manager in the early 1990’s. From there, he was the founder and owner of a manufacturer’s representative agency specializing in the energy market for over 15 years before joining Illuminations in 2010.

“Mark Deese has been instrumental in helping to grow Illuminations over the past thirteen years by expanding our business into different markets and verticals,” said George Lyngarkos, CEO of Illuminations. “He is the consummate professional and I speak for all of our employees and customers in wishing Mark the best of luck in his next chapter as he spends time with Lucinda, his wife of 45 years, his children and his eight grandkids. Our industry is better because of Mark Deese and his contributions to it.”

As a result of Mark’s retirement, and Illuminations continued growth, the company is happy to announce the following promotions.

Karen Garner Executive Director - Sales Operations (Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey & Metro-NYC)

Bill McAfee - Executive Director - Technical Applications (Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey & Metro-NYC)

Rachel Bauer – Senior Director - Specifications (Pennsylvania, Delaware, & Southern New Jersey)

Chris Deese Senior Director - Stock & Distribution Sales / Quick Quotes (Pennsylvania, DE, New Jersey & Metro-NYC)

George Miller Senior Director – Construction Sales (Metro-NYC)

Brad May Senior Director – Project Sales (Pennsylvania, Delaware & Southern New Jersey)

Tom Fritz Senior Director – Project Sales (Long Island & Metro-NYC)

Chris Oswald Senior Director - Quotations (Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey & Metro-NYC)

Justin Aron Director – Energy Solutions/National Accounts (Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey & Metro-NYC)

Andy Gnatt Director - Quotations (Pennsylvania, Delaware, & Southern New Jersey)


“These promotions, along with the recently announced leadership team in the Northern New Jersey market of Ho Chang as General Manager, and Paul Bosco as Vice President of Sales, will better align our business as we expand and allow us to continue to serve all of our customers in the best and most efficient way possible,” said Lyngarkos. “The fact that we were able to fill every one of our leadership positions from internal employees speaks to the level of experience, work ethic and passion that our employees have. In my 35 years with Illuminations, I have never been more excited about our business and the future of our industry.”


About Illuminations Inc.
In 30+ years in business, Illuminations, Inc. has grown into a full-service agency representing the entire spectrum of lighting, controls, and shading systems – a combination that enables us to provide comprehensive solutions for any project. Our dedication to hard work, responsiveness, and diligence has fostered lifelong friendships and relationships among the Specification, Distributor and Contractor communities. We value the diverse professional backgrounds of our team - from an array of design, construction, sales, and manufacturing roles - which strengthens our well-rounded expertise. Through a fundamental belief in providing extraordinary service, we emerge as the clear choice for all your project solutions. www.illuminationsinc.com


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